Pope Francis has proclaimed this year ‘The Year of Joseph’ (8 December 2020 to 8 December 2021). During this time, Ten Ten will be providing resources to help us think about St Joseph and pray to Him.
‘Saint Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation.’ Pope Francis (8th December 2020)
Celebrating the life of St Joseph, and calling on him for help, is particularly relevant in this time of universal turmoil when so many are having difficulty finding employment, when we are becoming more aware of how much we owe to so many ordinary, hardworking people, and when our human frailty and mortality are so much in our minds and in the news.
Through the Year of St Joseph, the Church is reminding us that we have a powerful ally in Heaven who, having lived and worked so long in the shadows like so many unsung heroes, is working tirelessly for us and with us in the here and now.
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Assembly: The Holy Family
The month of February is traditionally dedicated to the Holy Family, and this year there is an additional draw to consider this wonderful family, as Pope Francis has proclaimed this ‘The Year of Joseph‘. This is the first of several resources dedicated to Saint Joseph.
Poster: Year of St Joseph
A poster to celebrate the Year of St Joseph which you can display digitally or as a printout.
Prayer: Feast of St Joseph
A prayer to celebrate the first Feast Day of St Joseph on 19 March 2021.
Prayer: Feast of St Joseph the Worker
A prayer to celebrate the second Feast Day of St Joseph – St Joseph the Worker – on Friday 1 May 2021.
Resource: Father’s Day
A resource linking the celebration of Father’s Day with St Joseph, the foster father of Jesus.